Wall Street Journal U.S. News
WSJ.com US News
Updated: 1 hour 17 min ago
More than 1,600 stockbrokers have bankruptcies or criminal charges in their past that weren't reported to regulators, leaving investors in the dark, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows.
The Obama administration further postponed a provision of the Affordable Care Act, the latest in a series of changes that have delayed or pared back the health overhaul.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level since November, a sign of improvement for a labor market grappling with unusually harsh weather.
U.S. and European diplomats failed in a daylong effort to get Russia and Ukraine to begin direct negotiations aimed at ending Moscow's military incursion into the former Soviet state.
Israeli Navy commandos intercepted a vessel in the Red Sea off the coast of Africa carrying what the military said was a shipment of weapons with dozens of rockets destined for Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
Researchers said they successfully used a new gene-therapy technique on 12 patients intended make them resistant to the AIDS virus, an accomplishment they said is a promising step in the hunt for a durable cure for HIV.
Economic activity improved in most parts of the country in January and February, but unusually cold weather hampered stronger growth, according to a Federal Reserve "beige book" survey.
The Justice Department is moving to seize more than half a billion dollars of allegedly corrupt proceeds from former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his associates, in what officials called the largest such action in U.S. history.
The group that runs the SAT college-entrance test is shaking up its format, its scoring—returning to the 1600-point scale from 2400—and potentially the $1 billion test-prep industry.
The U.S. has reacted to Syria's accelerated removal of its dangerous chemicals with pronounced skepticism, urging international watchdogs to keep up their pressure on Damascus.
Men with early stage prostate cancer who had their prostates surgically removed were significantly more likely to be alive nearly two decades later than men who went without surgery and had their disease monitored through so-called "watchful waiting."
The Ash Wednesday selfie—a modern mixing of Christian piety with social media self-involvement—is becoming a tradition for a growing number of Catholics. But some scholars question the practice.
The Ukraine crisis has given Republican foreign policy hawks in Congress a fresh opportunity to reassert themselves in a party that has seen rising isolationist sentiment.
Senators voted to stop the advancement of Debo Adegbile's nomination as assistant attorney general for civil rights, after opponents highlighted his role in efforts to commute the death sentence of a convicted murderer. President Obama called the vote a "travesty."
Lawmakers pledged to move swiftly on a U.S. aid package to Ukraine while threatening to advance "crippling sanctions" against Russia over its incursion into the country.
The Navy secretary has decided to discharge a Marine Corps captain who was accused of failing to properly supervise a group of Marines who urinated on the bodies of Taliban insurgents.
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law supported al Qaeda's global mission to kill Americans using only his words, prosecutors told jurors, an act that could still put him in prison for the rest of his life. Abu Ghaith's defense attorney said his client had nothing to do with 9/11.
The U.S. kept up a war of words with Russian President Vladimir Putin while hoping he will back down over Ukraine, but there was little evidence Tuesday he would.
The Federal Reserve is still falling short of its mandated goals of controlling inflation and fostering full employment, said Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen. who also promised to do all she can to achieve those objectives.
Venezuela's conflict is leading actors, artists, athletes and fashion designers to dive into the country's bitter political divide.